Lackawanna County and Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders officials unveiled the mural design created by Evan Hughes, center, at the team’s “Meet The RailRiders” event. Mr. Hughes was the top vote-getter of the design contest, winning $5,000 to complete the project. The 21’ x 30’ mural graces the stairwell of the Mohegan Sun Club at PNC Field.
|L-r, Maureen McGuigan, the County’s Deputy Director of Arts & Culture; Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien; Rob Crain, RailRiders President & General Manager; Jacob, Lucas, Penelope, Evan and Kate Hughes; Nadia Wansacz, Jace Wansacz and Commissioner Jim Wansacz.
Evan Hughes of Scranton was selected as the winner of the Lackawanna County and Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders indoor mural competition. His design captures the overall vitality of Northeastern Pennsylvania – the beauty, history, sports and people of our area. He will receive $5,000 to complete the mural, which will be unveiled at the April 1 “Meet The RailRiders” event.
Three Northeastern Pennsylvania residents were selected as the finalists for the Lackawanna County and Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Indoor Mural Competition.
The designs of Evan Hughes of Lackawanna County, Danielle Joyce of Lackawanna County, and Paul Venditti of Wayne County were selected by a panel of judges. The 21’x 30’ mural will grace the space at the entrance of The Mohegan Sun Club at PNC Field.
The public can vote for their favorite design by visiting the RailRiders website at www.swbrailriders.com. Voting will take place from February 18-25.
The winning artist will receive $5,000 to complete the mural, which will be unveiled at the April 2 “Meet the RailRiders” event.